Over the past month, JGU has made several new appointments that aim to improve governance and achieve institutional excellence. These include appointment of Director of Alumni Relations, and Controller and Deputy Controllers of Examinations. Office of Alumni Relations
Mr. Aman Shah was appointed as Director of the Office of Alumni Relations. In this capacity, Mr. Shah will develop and implement the university alumni relations strategy with the goal of fostering excellent alumni relations by building and strengthening relationships between the University and its community of graduates, students and other stakeholders.
Mr. Shah brings to JGU over 35 years of experience in higher education in leading international universities, including the University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong. He was the Founding Registrar of JGU and played a significant role in the initial institution building initiatives in the University. Mr. Shah returned to JGU in August 2014 and was instrumental in establishing the University’s Quality Assurance & Accreditation Office and International Office, and streamlining these functions. He played a key role in setting up the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), steering it, culminating in the evolution of the Vision, Mission, and Graduate Attributes, and in the implementation of many other quality assurance measures based on international best practices. He contributed substantially in the preparatory works for NAAC accreditation leading to JGU being awarded the highest grade “A” by NAAC.
Mr. Shah holds a Master of Social Sciences degree and Certificate in Education, both from the University of Hong Kong and M.Com. degree from Osmania University. He also completed a Management Development Program at Harvard University.
Examinations Office Controller of Examinations
Dr. Indranath Gupta, Associate Professor; Assistant Director, Centre for Post Graduate Studies and Centre for Intellectual Property and Technology Law (CIPTEL) at Jindal Global Law School; Co-director of the Jindal Initiative on Research in IP and Competition Law (JIRICO) and Senior Fellow at the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS), was appointed as the new Controller of Examinations.
Dr. Gupta joined JGU in July 2012 as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director, Legal Writing, Mooting & Advocacy Programme at Jindal Global Law School. He holds a LL.B. degree from University of Calcutta; LL.M. (Taught) from the University of Aberdeen, UK; LL.M. (Research) from University of East Anglia, UK and a Ph.D. degree from Brunel University, London.
Dr. Gupta has been a part of the Centre of Postgraduate Legal Studies (CPGLS) and has provided a leadership role in transforming the LL.M. and Ph.D. programmes alongside Professor Sridhar Patnaik, Director, CPGLS. He is one of the founding members of the Jindal Initiative on Research in IP and Competition (JIRICO) and has played a pivotal role in securing a research grant for JGU. Dr. Gupta has played a constructive role in institution building. He has been a part of various committees and sub-committees, including but not limited to JGLS Academic Review Committee, Doctoral Committee, Teaching Allocation sub-committee, Faculty Search Committee, JGLS Committee on Academic Discipline (CAD) and Research Assessment Committee (RAC). He has also served as an Assistant Dean (Student Initiatives).
Deputy Controller of Examination
Dr. Saloni Khanderia, Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean (Academic Affairs) at Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) was appointed Deputy Controller of Examinations. Her areas of interest and specialisation are the law of the World Trade Organization and Private International Commercial Law. Dr. Khanderia’s doctoral research was entitled “Towards an International Competition Law: An Indian Perspective on Emerging Issues”. Dr. Khanderia joined JGU in July 2017. She was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg and holds a Ph.D. degree from the National Law University, Delhi; LL.M. from the University of Johannesburg; LL.M. from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru and B.A. LL.B. from Symbiosis Law College, Pune. Prior to joining JGLS, she worked as a Research Associate for around 4 years with the National Law University, Delhi. Dr. Khanderia has several national and international publications to her credit.
Dr. Chitresh Kumar, Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Business School (JGBS) was also appointed Deputy Controller of Examinations. His areas of interest are urban freight, city logistics, public policy, supply chain management and urban mobility etc.Dr. Kumar joined JGU in July 2017. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and a Ph.D. in Operations Management and Decision Sciences from the XLRI, Jamshedpur. Prior to joining JGBS, he worked as a Senior Consultant with Deloitte in the areas of Urban Reforms and Smart City initiatives. Earlier he has worked with leading organizations such as PRIMAACS – WAPCOS, SGI Consulting, DHV India and RITES India in the areas of urban & transport planning.